Monthly Archives: October 2014

Inside our new home

Thought I would share a few pictures of the before’s and after’s of our new rig (insert cool name here).  The home on wheels has yet to be named, but I feel the longer we live here, an appropriate name will present itself.

We have not had to do any remodeling, since this floor plan seems to really fit our current needs.  So most of the changes have been cosmetic with some added home decor.  And plenty of organizing, which if you know me, it is one of my favorite things to do :)

We have been living in the new home for about a week and lets just say if we survive the next 6 weeks without full hook-up for water and sewer, then transitioning into a RV park with all the amenities will be an absolute breeze and blessing.  I’m sure I’ll really miss the 4am walk across the driveway to use the bathroom in the sticks and bricks house ;)

So enjoy the pics…

Our room…equipped with a king size bed, full bath and washer and dryer!

Our room…equipped with a king size bed, full bath and washer and dryer!

Making our room feel like home!

Making our room feel like home!

Our full bath

Our full bath

Our living room and u-dinette booth.

Our living room and u-dinette booth.

Our kitchen with all the necessary amenities.

Our kitchen with all the necessary amenities.

Our entertainment center and fireplace.  Love this option in a RV!

Our entertainment center and fireplace. Love this option in a RV!

Wardrobe and storage for the kiddos.  They have there own half bath with separate outdoor entry…should be nice for potty training!?!

Wardrobe and storage for the kiddos. They have there own half bath with separate outdoor entry in their bunkhouse…should be nice for potty training!?!

Griffin's bunk…fully decorated in Lightening McQueen and all of his friends and acquaintances!

Griffin’s bunk…fully decorated in Lightening McQueen and all of his friends and acquaintances!

Amelia's Quarters with book and toy storage!

Amelia’s Quarters with book and toy storage!

I hope you enjoyed the virtual tour of our “tiny” new space!

The end of the great purge!

As I sit here in our empty house, following a successful moving sale, I find myself exhausted, excited, anxious, a little nervous and scared, but mostly ready for this next chapter in our lives.

Amelia photo bomb

Amelia photo bomb

Empty kitchen

Empty kitchen

Empty office

Empty office

Amelia's empty room

Amelia’s empty room

Griffin's empty room

Griffin’s empty room

We have had some great times here in this place we’ve called home together for the last almost six years.  This house has seen our smiles, tears, blessings and trials, but nothing like the emotional roller coaster ride of the last year.  I will delve deeper into this in later posts.

Our first home

Our first home

We just finished with our moving sale and we were more than pleased with the amount of stuff family, friends, neighbors and strangers left with.  I was asked many times over the last couple of days how I feel about seeing all of our things leaving.  And to tell you the truth, it feels so freeing.  It’s almost as though the house full of stuff was a huge weight on my shoulders and now I can stand a little taller.  Not that trying to load up all of our belongings into an RV of just over 400 square feet is not stressful.  And then there’s the whole trying to get a nine month old and a two and a half year old to co-habitat in one room…that’s a good time!

We have officially set a “launch date”……December 2nd is when we will be wandering south…toward Texas!

Leaving the stuff behind…

Over the last five years, Tim and I have been working toward a more simple, self-sufficient lifestyle.  We’ve managed to fill our medicine cabinet with essential oils and natural products, made our own cleaning products, expanded our garden every year, canning and freezing anything we could and worked to be more conscious of the effects affects (I may learn this one day) we have on our environment.
Even with these changes we still had, and were surrounded by stuff.  Stuff that required dusting, organizing, rearranging and putting away every week, if not everyday.
I was only working part-time and still felt that all my extra time was spent doing dishes, laundry, sweeping and picking up clutter instead of hanging out with my kids. Oh the mom-guilt!  

Travel Quote

Photo courtesy of Pinterest


With all of this, Tim and I have decided to leave the rat-race, keep up with the Jones’s, have to have it now, need more stuff lifestyle.  It may be in a drastic, completely out of the norm way, but why not, we only have a very short time here on this beautiful, God-given earth.

 

Go Explore

Photo courtesy of Pinterest

 So…the house is for sale, the 5th wheel and truck are purchased and the purging, organizing and packing have begun!  

 

Listed on 9/22/14

Listed on 9/22/14

Our new home

Our new home….name has yet to be determined, suggestions are welcome!

2006 Chevy Silverado 3500HD aka. "Our new chariot"

2006 Chevy Silverado 3500HD aka. “Our new chariot”

We are so excited for this next adventure…let the fun begin!  

Looking forward to taking you inside our home as I continue to make it feel “homey” :)